Open Range Events
Scattered Souls Paranormal
Deadwood, South Dakota
“City of Ghosts”
Open Range Events Presents the first ever ghost hunting weekend extravaganza in Deadwood, South Dakota!
Come join us on
May 2-5, 2019
3 Night Event
In one of the most historical and haunted Wild West Locations.
Check out our itinerary below with other small surprises to come.
This is a ticketed event, and is non-refundable. Rooms are NOT INCLUDED in ticket price. If you are traveling, we highly recommend travel/flight insurance as refunds will not be given based on airline cancellations, weather delays, medical emergencies, or other unforeseen circumstance.
We want you to enjoy your extended weekend to the fullest, just please know to drink responsibly and be respectful to these historical buildings and their owners who own them. They have all graciously allowed this event to happen in hopes of good behavior from the entire group. Please help us show them, that we are professional and serious investigators. There will be no tolerance of any kind for those who are suspected to be drunk or on drugs for the Saturday night Investigations. You will be removed from the investigations and asked to go back to your hotel room. Please know your limits when drinking on Saturday.
Thank you in advance.
Meet and Greet Tickets
We have added 25 Meet and Greet with Lecture and Hors d’oeuvres Tickets for Thursday and Friday. Investigation is not included with this ticket purchase. Tickets are $50 with a $5 service fee.
Dani Jo Psychic Medium 2 hour Gallery Reading
Open Range Events is releasing an additional 25 tickets for her 2 hour gallery reading for Friday night May 3rd at 9pm to 11pm for locals to attend. Tickets are $20 each. Investigation is not included with this ticket purchase.
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Thursday May 2nd
Registration will begin at 5pm at the Original #10 Saloon diagonal across the street from the Bullock Hotel. You will then meet and greet with your hosts and founder of Open Range Events (Chris and Wes Carpenter) and our Scattered Souls Paranormal team, along with our Special guests, the Black Hills Paranormal Investigations team, Dani Jo Butler (Psychic Medium), Ryan Wefelmeyer (Finding Phantoms), and our Special Honorary Guest, Ernie LaPointe, the Great Grandson of Sitting Bull and his lovely wife Sonya.
Hordiorves will be served (included in your ticket price) along with a cash bar.
Theatre 8pm – We are honored and excited to welcome as our honorary guest Speaker, Ernie LaPointe, the Great Grandson of Sitting Bull. He will be talking about his culture and his peoples history, He will demonstrate a bit of singing and drumming for our group.
11pm – We’ll head back to the Bullock. You’ll be led on a private 11pm ghost tour of the Bullock Hotel and told tales of the past and the ghosts who still haunt the hotel.
Midnight – We will then investigate the Bullock Hotel, with a few lead investigator’s or if you choose, you may investigate on your own.
Friday May 3rd
Lectures at the #10 Saloon Theatre.
10am-1:45pm – You’ll attend 4 different lectures on 4 different topics, Paranormal and historically related by our presenters of our teams.
10am – Shawn Schmidt founder of Scattered Souls Paranormal – Tech 101 Do’s and Dont’s
11am – Chris Jimines, Founder of (CJPI Investigations) and member of Scattered Souls Paranormal – Ghost hunting 101
12 Noon – Jason Calderwood – Author – Audio and Video Tech and a member of Scattered Souls Paranormal – DEADWOOD Fact or fiction.
1pm – Ryan Wefelmeyer, Founder of Finding Phantoms, – founder of Crescent Taro, and the Hinsdale Archives Project. – Inside the consciousness of reality.
Some of our speakers will be vending some of their stuff they are bringing along, such as T-shirts, Magical and spiritual items, and more unique items. Be sure to check those out.
Albert and Julie Cook will be offering tarot readings by appointment, sign up all weekend.
Ryan Wefelmeyer will also be offering his services all weekend by appointment sign up.
Our team members are also all current Members of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult, who’s Curators are, Greg and Dana Newkirk. They just released their documentary series called Hellier along with Karl Pfeiffer, Connor James Randall, and John E.L.Tenney. This is not to be missed!! View it on Amazon prime and YouTube.
You’ll break for lunch at 1:45 on your own.
3:00pm – Meet at the Bullock Hotel. You’ll be boarding a bus in front of the Bullock Hotel and taken to three museums, the Adams museum, the Adams house, and the Days of 76 museum. Here you’ll get a few more history lessons and get to see first hand artifacts from a by gone era.
6:15pm – Meet back at the #10 Saloon Theatre.
We have a pleasant surprise, You are cordially invited…..(🤫Shhhhhh it’s a wedding blessing) with a catered reception dinner included in your ticket price. Cash bar available.
#10 Saloon Theatre
8pm – Presentation and lecture with our Special guests, the Black Hills Paranormal Investigations team.
9pm – Special Guest Dani Jo Psychic Medium has graciously donated her time and will be doing a 2 hour Gallery reading for all of us.
11pm – Prepare to investigate the Bullock Hotel all night at your leisure with or without a team lead.
Saturday May 4th
The morning is yours to do as you wish. Sleep in, get breakfast in town, go souvenir shopping, walk about the town, try your luck and do a little gambling.
1pm – Meet in front of the Bullock Hotel. You’ll once again be boarding a bus that will pick you up in front of the Bullock Hotel where you’ll be taken on a one hour guided tour of Deadwood and Mt Moriah Cemetery.
4pm – Step out into the street in front of the Bullock Hotel and witness a reenactment of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane that will unfold in front of your eyes.
5pm – Dinner break on your own.
7:30pm – Meet at the Bar at the Bullock Hotel to be placed into your groups of 4. 15-17 people to a group.
8pm-3am – Investigating The Fairmont Hotel, The Original #10 Saloon, The Adams House, and the Bullock Hotel.
You’ll have 1 3/4 hours to investigate each location with your lead investigators, then go explore on your own if you wish, then rotate to the next location there after.
Sunday May 5th
- Breakfast on your own.
- Exchange your experiences,
- Say our goodbyes and depart.
Hope your as excited about this event as we are, and hope to see you there!
Special Honorary Guest
Ernie LaPointe (born 1948) is the great-grandson of Hunkpapa Lakota chief, Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake). He is a Sun Dancer, Native American author, orator, and president and founder of the Sitting Bull Family Foundation (SBFF). The documentary Sitting Bull’s Voice recounts LaPointe’s journey from childhood through struggles overcoming alcohol and marijuana use related to PTSD while homeless, the embracement of his culture and the spiritual ways of his ancestors, to his quest to become an authoritative voice for his great-grandfather. LaPointe lives the traditional way of the Lakota, following the rules of the sacred pipe. He resides in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife Sonja.
There are only 26 rooms available at the Bullock Hotel, However, there is the historical Silverado Franklin Hotel one minute from the Bullock. Please find below the information to reserve your rooms at the Bullock and also the Franklin.
Historic Bullock Hotel
633 Main Street
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
(605) 578-1745 (Mention Open Range Events To Book Your Room)
Historic Silverado Franklin Hotel
700-709 Main Street
Deadwood, South Dakota 577732
Founder of Scattered Souls Paranormal
Founder of C.J.P.I. Investigation and member of Scattered Souls Paranormal
Albert & Julie Anne Cook
Tarot Reader, Counselor, Raven & Wolf Enchantments, members of Scattered Soul's Paranormal
Member of Scattered Souls Paranormal Audio and Video Tech and Author
Founder of Finding Phantoms and Tarot Reader
Maurice 'Mo' Miller
Lead Investigator Black Hills Paranormal Investigations
Co-Lead Investigator / Case Manager Black Hills Paranormal Investigations. Mark is also an author and co-wrote Haunted Deadwood: A True Wild West Ghost Town.
Psychic Medium Black Hills Paranormal Investigations
Learn about the history and the people who once lived and died in this town, and the ones who still remain.
The gold rush of 1876 brought all kinds of people to Deadwood, SD. It attracted pioneers and prospectors seeking their fortune, along with lawless, unsavory types bringing murder, mayhem and Deadwood’s heralded status in Wild West lore. The legendary locale — the only US town to be named a National Historic Landmark — is alive with stories of its dead residents haunting present-day hotels and saloons.
The discovery of gold in the southern Black Hills in 1874 set off one of the great gold rushes in America. In 1876, miners moved into the northern Black Hills. That’s where they came across a gulch full of dead trees and a creek full of gold and Deadwood was born.
Practically overnight, the tiny gold camp boomed into a town that played by its own rules that attracted outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers along with the gold seekers. Wild Bill Hickok was one of those men who came looking for fortune. But just a few short weeks after arriving, he was gunned down while holding a poker hand of aces and eights – forever after known as the Dead Man’s Hand.
Deadwood has survived three major fires and numerous economic hardships, pushing it to the verge of becoming another Old West ghost town. But in 1989 limited-wage gambling was legalized and Deadwood was reborn.
Today, the town is booming once again. You’ll find modern-day casinos, resort hotels, full-service spas, big name concerts, and some of the best parties in the entire United States. Come walk in the footsteps of our legends and make history in Deadwood.
Getting to the Black Hills
The Black Hills are serviced from Rapid City Regional Airport by three major airlines: Northwest, United, and Delta, which provide direct flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Chicago. Interstate 90, which runs along the eastern and northern boundaries of the Black Hills, is the region’s major thoroughfare. For more travel information, contact the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce at (800) 999-1876 or Black Hills Central Reservations at (877) 458-3723